Tang Teaching Museum named a Blue Star Museum

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (June 10, 2021) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is proud to be named a Blue Star Museum. The Tang joins more than 2,000 museums across the United States to offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.

The program runs through Labor Day, September 6, 2021. The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military-Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a CAC card for entrance. For a full list of participating museums, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

The Museum will be open by appointment through July 9 to view the exhibition Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees, as we prepare for new exhibitions and to reopen to the public on July 10. Summer hours will be Thursday through Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m., and will be in effect from July 10 through August 29. Public events will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080 or visit http://tang.skidmore.edu.

About the Tang Teaching Museum

The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College is a pioneer of interdisciplinary exploration and learning. A cultural anchor of New York’s Capital Region, the Tang’s approach has become a model for university art museums across the country—with exhibition programs that bring together visual and performing arts with interdisciplinary ideas from history, economics, biology, dance, and physics, to name just a few. The Tang has one of the most rigorous faculty-engagement initiatives in the nation, and a robust publication and touring exhibition program that extends the museum’s reach far beyond its walls. The Tang Teaching Museum’s award-winning building, designed by architect Antoine Predock, serves as a visual metaphor for the convergence of art and ideas. http://tang.skidmore.edu

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Pattern by Erin Barry ’16
Inspired by the exhibition The Jewel Thief
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.